For an unplanned pregnancy, there is no easy choice,

...but as you give your decision the time and consideration it deserves, you’ll grow more confident, peaceful, and prepared for your future. Below are some things to consider surrounding each option.

Marriage

Marriage can ease the burdens of parenting and heighten its joys. But if a couple is unprepared, the challenges of marriage can greatly compound the stress of child-rearing. If you are considering marriage as an option for your unplanned pregnancy, make sure your relationship is grounded in the love, trust, and mutual respect needed for a lifetime commitment.

Single Parenting

Babies and children give their parents tremendous joy, but the happy times can sometimes feel overshadowed by the constant needs. At some point, every parent faces sleepless nights, financial sacrifices, and emotional exhaustion. If you don’t have a partner, make sure you have lots of help and support.

We know this is not an easy decision. It’s not easy to carry your child or to choose another family to parent your child. But make no mistake - these sacrifices make you a very special mom. Because of your love and your courage, your child has everything needed to start a beautiful life.

Adoption

By choosing adoption, you show your child sacrificial love. You also show courage by carrying your child to term and choosing parents who are prepared to welcome your child into their family. Adoption is not easy. Nothing worthwhile ever is. There may be challenges, difficulties, and even grief. But Gladney surrounds you with support and helps you create a very personal adoption plan. You can hand-pick your adoptive parents. You can talk with them, meet them, and correspond with them through letters and photos as your child grows. And you’ll always know that you chose the best life you could imagine for your child.

Abortion

Abortion is a medical procedure that will end your pregnancy. Make sure you learn about the physical and emotional issues surrounding abortion and discuss them with someone you trust. For more information, talk to your doctor or visit a pregnancy resource center. 

Click here to see the entire step-by-step process
Close « Previous Next »